Alzheimer’s Disease Transmitted Through Environment, Food, Water

Alzheimer’s An Infectious Disease Fueled By Infectious Waste

Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner.

Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping globally due to advances in nutrition, medicine and disease management. Meanwhile, neurodegenerative disease is exploding. In the U.S., deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2013, while those attributed to heart disease decreased 14 percent. Similar trends are emerging around the world. The reasons are alarming.

To understand the threat, one must understand the dynamics and scope of the epidemic. Alzheimer’s, for example, is a member of an aggressive family of neurodegenerative diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.”

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TSEs also include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease in the deer family. Few, if any, mammals are immune. There is no cure. TSEs are always fatal.

  • Women are contracting neurodegenerative disease at twice the rate of men;
  • Spouses of those with Alzheimer’s disease are 600% more likely to contract the disease, which is further evidence that it is a transmissible disease. Caregivers, family members and others are in harm’s way because of disease mismanagement and misinformation; and
  • People in Finland, Iceland, Sweden and the United States have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease. Rates in North Dakota, South Dakota and Washington rival the highest rates in the world.

The epidemic is larger than anyone knows. Physicians are withholding millions of diagnoses from patients and their families. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, physicians in the U.S. only inform 45 percent of patients about their Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. The same suppression is likely at work in most countries. Meanwhile, millions of people go undiagnosed and misdiagnosed.

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Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease. He claims that all TSEs are caused by prions. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research. According to Prusiner, TSEs all are on the same disease spectrum, which is more accurately described as prion (PREE-on) disease. CJD is at the extreme end of the spectrum.

Prions are unstoppable and the pathogen spreads through the bodily fluids and cell tissue of its victims. Prions shed from humans are the most deadly mutation. Prions shed from human victims demand more respect than radiation. Infected surgical instruments, for example, are impossible to sterilize and hospitals throw them away. Prions are in the blood, saliva, urine, feces, mucus, and bodily tissue of its victims. Many factors are contributing to the epidemic. Prions are now the X factor. Industry and government are not accounting for prions or regulating them. They are ignoring these deadly proteins completely, which violates the United States’ Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. Other nations also are ignoring laws developed to protect food, air and water.

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“There is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine.

A new study published in the journal Nature renews concern about the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease between people. A second study by the same scientist in early 2016 adds to the stack of evidence.

Experts claim that at least 25 percent of Alzheimer’s diagnoses are not Alzheimer’s disease. These misdiagnoses are actually CJD, which is further up the prion disease spectrum. CJD, without dispute, is extremely infectious to caregivers and loved ones. Millions of cases of deadly CJD are being misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. Millions of patients and caregivers are being misinformed, misguided and exposed to an aggressive disease. Misdiagnosis and misinformation regarding prion disease is a matter of life and death. The mismanagement doesn’t end here.

Wastewater treatment plants, for example, are spreading this infectious waste far and wide because they are incapable of stopping prions. All by-products and discharges from wastewater treatment plants are infectious waste, which are contributing to the global epidemic of neurodegenerative disease among humans, wildlife and livestock. Wastewater treatment plants can’t detect or stop prions. Just ask the U.S. EPA and the industry trade organization—the Wastewater Effluent Federation. Sewage sludge (biosolids) and wastewater reclamation are causing widespread contamination.

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Sewage Spreading Alzheimer’s Disease To Wildlife

Once unleashed on the environment, prions remain infectious. They migrate, mutate and multiply as they infect crops, water supplies, wildlife, livestock, sea mammals and humans. It’s a real world version of Pandora’s Lunchbox.

Deer, elk, moose and reindeer are now contracting prion disease from humans. To help cloak the epidemic, it’s called chronic wasting disease (CWD). Deer with CWD are proverbial canaries in a coal mine. They are being killed by government sharpshooters to help cover up the problem. It’s insane.

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The risk assessments prepared by the U.S. EPA for wastewater treatment and sewage sludge (biosolids) are flawed and current practices of recycling this infectious waste is fueling a public health disaster. Many risks are not addressed, including prions and radioactive waste. They don’t mention prions or radionuclides because there is no answer. Most nations are making the same mistake. We’re dumping killer proteins on crops, parks, golf courses, gardens, ski areas, school grounds and beyond. Wind, rain and irrigation spread this infectious waste  throughout our communities and watersheds.

Failure to account for known risks is negligent. Crops for humans and livestock grown grown in sewage sludge absorb prions and become infectious. We’re all vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and other forms of prion disease right now due to widespread denial and mismanagement. It’s time to stop the land application of sewage sludge (LASS) in all nations. Safer alternatives exist.

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For example, the practice of dumping the sewage from billions of people on land and at sea adds fuel to the Alzheimer’s epidemic. Applying biosolids (sewage sludge) to cropland, or any watershed, demands reconsideration. The reuse of reclaimed wastewater for drinking water is reckless. Just think how many listeria outbreaks have happened from sewage being applied to our crops. The pathway between human sewage and food is proven. The pathogen is proven. The risk is very real. There is no proof to the contrary.

People and animals with prion disease represent an environmental nightmare. These killer proteins are unstoppable. Public and private protocols demand the truth and reform to help stop the Alzheimer’s epidemic.

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Norwegian Farms Have Mad Cow Disease

Neurological Disorders High In Norway

Four animals in Norway may have mad cow disease, in addition to two confirmed infections this week. The herds are located on four farms, one in Nord-Trøndelag, two in Sør-Trøndelag and one in Oppland. Authorities have not provided information about exact locations. Reindeer in Norway also are contracting prion disease, known as chronic wasting disease. These sick animals are just the tip of an iceberg that threatens humans. Prion disease is an environmental nightmare.

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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease (encephalopathy) in cattle that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord. The disease may be most easily transmitted to human beings by eating food contaminated with the brain, spinal cord or digestive tract of infected carcasses.

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However, the disease migrates through contaminated soil and surface water runoff as a result of contaminated bodily fluids in its victims. Containment is impossible. The land disposal of infectious sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, is contributing to the problem.

In order to understand the threat, one must understand the dynamics of this neurological disease. Alzheimer’s disease, for example, is a member of an aggressive family of neurodegenerative diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs are caused by a deadly protein called a prion (PREE-on). As such, TSEs also are referred to as prion disease. The critical factor is that prions are unstoppable. The pathogen spreads through the bodily fluids and cell tissue of its victims. Prions are in the blood, saliva, urine, feces, mucus, and bodily tissue of its victims. All tissue is infectious just because of the contact with the contaminated blood. When prions are released from victims into the wastewater treatment system, the prions migrate, mutate and multiply.

TSEs also include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease in the deer family. Few, if any, mammals are immune. There is no cure.

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Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research. According to Prusiner, TSEs all are on the same disease spectrum, which is more accurately described as prion disease. He claims that all TSEs are caused by prions.

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Keep Toxic Construction Materials Out Of Your Home, Office

Natural Clay Walls Improve Indoor Air Quality

A Natural clay finish on your walls is a beautiful and healthier option over paints and treated wood products. Such walls are good for health, property values, and the environment.

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Many paints, lacquers, and building materials emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air of our homes and offices, says Gary Chandler, founder of Earth Tones, Inc. and co-author of eight books on sustainable lifestyles and business practices around the globe. These toxic compounds can cause cancer and other ailments in our families and among our beloved pets.

“These stunning clay wall finishes can improve your indoor air quality and improve property value,” said Chandler. “Sustainability and advocacy begins where we live and work. We don’t want pesticides in our food and water. We don’t want to breathe toxins in our homes and offices, either. ”

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As Chandler explains, VOCs in the air are consistently higher indoors than outdoors (up to 10 times higher). As with other pollutants, the health impact depends on many factors including your level and length of exposure. Since we spend the majority of our time where we live and work, we should make these areas as safe as possible because VOCs can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea, fatigue and dizziness; damage to liver, kidney, and central nervous system. The immediate impacts are often felt the most by children and the elderly.

To help eliminate those health concerns and to promote sustainability and healthier alternatives, Colorado-based Earth Tones, Inc. formed a new division called Adobe Designs to serve clients throughout the American West, said Chandler. The company uses American Clay Earth Plasters, which are nontoxic and made in the USA. These elegant finishes are a healthy alternative to toxic paints, processed woods, and conventional plasters. Clay offers one-of-a-kind finishes, including superior color, richness, and texture.

One of the oldest and most natural building materials, clay offers durability, sustainability and beauty unrivaled in other finishes. These plasters are clay-based, continuing the age-old tradition used by people around the world for thousands of years.

Clay walls will outlast your home or office. The longevity, recycled content and low maintenance of these finishes contributes to the US Green Build Council’s credits (up to eight LEED credits are available). Using renewable resources and containing zero VOCs, our clay plasters and expert craftsmen will help make your project a temple to health and sustainability.

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Wastewater Reclamation Recycles Alzheimer’s Disease

Risk Assessment Overlooks Prion Pathogen

San Diego City Council approved plans to reuse sewage water as drinking water. The latest toilet-to-tap water project is a possible death sentence for millions of people who will drink the water and contaminate their homes, gardens and offices with a highly contagious pathogen called a prion. The deadly form of protein can cause neurological disorders in mammals, including Alzheimer’s disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

A coalition of community leaders, business groups and environmental organizations sold the plan to citizens with smoke and mirrors. Environmental groups said that the Pure Water project will mean less sewage dumped into the ocean and less reliance on desalination of that same ocean water. They didn’t explain that citizens would have to drink infected water to realize those benefits.

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The city recruited some environmental groups to serve as poster children for the project, to help neutralize resistance from more critical environmental and health advocates. Thanks to the slick campaign, taxpayers coughed up $3.2 billion for the right to choke down their own sewage–an idea that does sound sensible on the surface (keep reading).

The Problem With Prions and Prion Disease

If not for one tiny detail, I would be more open-minded and supportive of the practice of recycling wastewater. That microscopic detail is called a prion—the deadly and unstoppable protein behind the exploding Alzheimer’s epidemic, mad cow disease and other neurological disorders that are killing millions of people, wildlife and livestock around the world.

A new study confirms that people and animals dying of prion disease are contaminating the environment around them with a deadly and unstoppable protein found in their bodily fluids. Claudio Soto, PhD, professor of neurology and director of the George and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Brain Related Illnesses at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and his colleagues recently found prions in urine. The study has been published in the August 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The good news is that the research offers hope for earlier diagnosis among the millions of people impacted around the world. The discovery can promote earlier intervention and better disease management. It also can help develop screens to protect our blood supplies from donors with prion disease.

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Wastewater Recycling Hazardous

Backers of water recycling projects call the issue no-brainers. They’re right. Victims of prion disease die slowly as their brains collapse.

The bad news is that prions in urine underscore the environmental nightmare associated with Alzheimer’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD), Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and prion diseases among livestock and wildlife. Although there are many causes for prion disease, many people and animals are contracting it from environmental exposure (food, water and soil) and then contaminating the environment even more with their own bodily fluids. Once victims die, carcasses also contaminate soil and water.

“This is the first time that prions have been detected in human urine,” Dr. Soto told Neurology Today.

Soto failed to reference urine and blood studies performed earlier by Ruth Gabizon in 2001 and Reichl in 2002. These studies also detected prions in bodily fluids. Despite that detail, Soto’s findings can help focus global attention on the exploding prion problem.

Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for identifying, naming and studying deadly prions. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research.

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In June 2012, Prusiner confirmed that Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and even ALS are prion diseases similar, if not identical, to CJD in people, mad cow disease in livestock and chronic wasting disease in wildlife. The variations in disease progression could be due to genetics in the patients or mutations in the prion, not different diseases entirely.

Additional research has determined that the prion pathogen spreads through feces, saliva, blood, milk, soil, water and the tissue of infected animals and humans. If a single person with prion disease discharges bodily fluids or feces into a public sewer system, that sewage system is permanently infected and the amount of contamination will multiply and intensify daily. Everything discharged from that sewage system—reclaimed water and biosolids—can spread the contamination even further.

Once a prion reaches the soil, that soil is permanently contaminated and the entire watershed below that point is at risk forever. If your food and water is generated in that watershed, you have a higher risk of contracting prion disease.

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With the help of weather, prions can migrate through wind and water. Rain and snow can rinse them into surface water, groundwater, streams, ponds, lakes, and oceans. Wildlife, livestock and humans can ingest prions from soil, water and food. We can’t afford to take the risk of further contaminating entire watersheds – increasing the pathway to humans, livestock, and wildlife downstream.

Because of these factors and others, we have an epidemic of prion disease around the world right now. The epidemic is worse in some regions of the world than others. For example, the death rate for Alzheimer’s is higher in Finland than any other country in the world. Iceland and the United States are runners up. In fact, the death rate for Alzheimer’s is higher in Washington state than any other known region in the world. These vast discrepancies can only be explained by environmental factors, including food, water and air pathways. Sewage disposal that contaminates local food and water supplies is likely part of the problem.

The scientific name for prion disease is Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s, mad cow, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), chronic wasting, Huntington’s, scrapie and possibly Parkinson’s. This transmissible family of disease is unstoppable for many reasons. In addition, once items are exposed to victims of prion disease, they can never be sterilized again.

“There is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine.

A new study published in the journal Nature renews concern about the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease between people. A second study by the same scientist in early 2016 adds to the stack of evidence.

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The urine and sewage connection helps explain why the global epidemic is exploding. More than 50 million people around the world are known to have these neurodegenerative diseases today. Millions more have the disease, but don’t know it, yet. In addition to these people, millions of infected people around the world have used our sewage systems over the past century. Millions more are using them today. It’s impossible to neutralize or stop prions in even the most sterile environments, including hospitals. It’s ludicrous to think that treated sewage water or biosolids are prion-free. Especially since prions from people are much more infectious than those found in other species (prions become more aggressive as they work their way up the food chain).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that prions are in sewage and that there has been no way to detect them or stop them. As such, the EPA has never issued guidance on prion management within sewage processing plants. This lack of directive allows budget-strapped states and counties to regulate the practices in a variety of ways that best suit local municipalities and industries.

Dr. Soto’s test changes that equation. Now, the EPA can’t plead ignorance to the dangers of prions in biosolids and reclaimed sewage water. Sewage dumped at sea must be reconsidered. Prions should be classified as a select agent again by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Center for Disease Control. Similar measures should be enacted around the world immediately. Failure to act responsibly is suicide.

Unfortunately, testing will confirm that every sewage system in the world has served people with Alzheimer’s disease and CJD. As such, prions have been incubating, multiplying and migrating out of these systems for many years. The problem is intensifying within and beyond these sewage systems every day.

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According to the U.S. EPA, “Prions are extremely resistant to inactivation by ultraviolet light, irradiation, boiling, dry heat, formaline, freezing, drying and changes in pH. Methods for inactivating prions in infected tissues or wastes include incineration at very high temperatures and alkaline hydrolysis.” They didn’t mention hydrogen peroxide.

“Since it’s unlikely that the sewage treatment or pellet production processes can effectively deactivate prions, adopting measures to prevent the entry of prions into the sewer system is advisable,” said the Toronto Department of Health, November 2004.

The EPA National Water Research Compendium 2009-2014 lists prions eight times as an emerging contaminant of concern in sewage sludge (biosolids), water and manure.

The Sludge Rule Overrules The Golden Rule

The EPA issued what it calls the “Sludge Rule,” which basically disclaims any responsibility for its questionable risk assessments regarding biosolids. The EPA reserves the right to adjust these risk assessments, however, as the test of time disproves its pseudo-science.

Prion researcher Dr. Joel Pedersen, from the University of Wisconsin, found that prions become 680 times more infective in certain soils. Pedersen’s research also found that sewage treatment does not inactivate prions.

“Our results suggest that if prions enter municipal wastewater treatment systems, most of the agent would bond to sludge, survive anaerobic digestion, and be present in treated biosolids,” Pedersen said. “Land application of biosolids containing prions represents a route for their unintentional introduction into the environment. Our results emphasize the importance of keeping prions out of municipal wastewater treatment systems. Prions could end up in sewage treatment plants via slaughterhouses, hospitals, dental offices and mortuaries just to name a few of the pathways. The disposal of sludge represents the greatest risk of spreading prion contamination in the environment. Plus, we know that sewage sludge pathogens, pharmaceutical residue and chemical pollutants are taken up by plants and vegetables.”

Meanwhile, we’re spreading tons of biosolids (sewage sludge) on farmland every day to produce our food. Organic food operations, including fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy are not immune to prion exposure.

We’re dumping biosolids on parks and golf courses and our backyards where we live and play. Coastal cities and ocean vessels dump their sewage right into the ocean, where prions can enter the food chain again, while washing back on our favorite beaches.

We’re dumping millions of tons of contaminated sewage into the oceans, rivers and on cropland around the world every day. We’re spraying reclaimed wastewater on our parks, golf courses and crops. In some cases, people are drinking reclaimed wastewater that has been recycled to their taps. Municipalities, water companies and sewage districts face new liabilities as never seen before.

The new urine study primarily references what is called variant CJD (vCJD is the supposed strain of prion that causes mad cow disease). I argue that a deadly prion is a deadly prion and all prion diseases should be managed assuming that prions are in the urine of all victims. There is no species barrier. There is no cure. There is no reason to assume that prion diseases referred to as Alzheimer’s, CJD, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and others are different from each other.

Based on this premise, caregivers and family members must arm themselves with facts that can save their lives. Simple acts can expose family and caregivers to the prion contagion. For example, many household items, including utensils and dishes that belong to people who have Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s are likely infected from saliva. It’s unsafe for others to use these items and people should not donate them to charity.

Despite the mass confusion and concern regarding prion disease, protective and sterilization protocols for Alzheimer’s and CJD are not the same and millions of people are being exposed to prion disease because of false securities. CJD is just the tip of a deadly, incurable iceberg and we all should sit up and pay attention right now. We’re recklessly allowing caregivers and stakeholders to expose themselves and others to the problem.

Although there are multiple causes of, and pathways for, prion disease, reckless policies around the world are contributing to the unstoppable epidemic. It’s spreading further every day. Stakeholders must arm themselves with facts that can promote reform because all infected mammals shed infectious prions in their blood, saliva, mucus, urine and feces. Prions also have been found in milk. In essence, the entire body of a victim is contaminated and must be managed accordingly.

With these risks in mind, we need many reforms to safeguard human health and environmental pathways. We are experts on the issue of prion disease and pathway management. Please join us in the pursuit of truth and reform.

Prions are associated with an entire family of neurological disorders that are killing people, wildlife and livestock around the world. These deadly diseases are known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, scrapie, chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease. The disease has killed many species of mammals including dolphins. Victims permanently contaminate the world around them with their bodily fluids. Once contaminated with prions, items cannot be sterilized.

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Mumbai Doctors See Rise In Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

CJD Cases Diagnosed Every Month

Murlidhar Ahire lies lifeless in the bedroom of his Vikhroli apartment, while his younger son, Tushar tells us he was an active 69-year-old until two months ago. The retired Air India employee has been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (CJD), a supposedly rare and deadly neurological brain disorder.

Until 10 days ago, Ahire was at Jaslok Hospital’s isolation ward. But with specialists able to do little except offer supportive treatment, now, one room of the flat has been turned into a nursing unit. Although global incidence is one in a million per year, doctors in Mumbai have noticed a rise in numbers, with one patient diagnosed with CJD every month.

Research has been unsuccessful at isolating an organism in patients (called a prion actually). What they have learned is that it’s difficult to kill and lacking in genetic information in the form of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA). It is also characterised by an elongated incubation period, sometimes stretching several decades, before symptoms appear. In keeping with the leading scientific theory, Dr. Annu Aggarwal, consultant neurologist and specialist in cognitive and behavioral neurology with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, says prion proteins are to blame.

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Prion proteins can be normal or infectious. Both contain the same sequence of amino acids, but the infectious form tends to take a folded shape. “Just like a plank of wood must be carved into furniture, proteins have to be folded to form a structure that’s useful to the human body.

Mad Cow Disease In The Land Of Sacred Cows

Misfolded proteins known as prions cause many forms of prion disease, including mad cow, Alzheimer’s, chronic wasting, Hutchinson’s and possibly Parkinson’s disease. Prions accumulate in the nervous system and then throughout the body as they convert healthy proteins into deadly ones.” The chain reaction is what leads to brain damage and neuron loss. The disease is indistinguishable from Alzheimer’s disease and the diagnosis between one or the other is often just a coin flip. And the deterioration is often swift. Tushar says Ahire was unrecognizable in a matter of a week.

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It started with a simple feeling of imbalance, which he addressed by using a walking stick. Soon after, during a visit to the bank in September, he found himself clutching onto walls for support before he could be seated. A battery of tests revealed nothing. Doctors advised little other than rest. Bed wetting was followed by dizziness, nausea and weakness.

When Tushar returned home one night, he found his father staring at a wall. “All he said was, ‘Something is happening to me but I don’t know what’,” remembers the self employed mechanical engineer, who is on a sabbatical to care for Ahire.

While subsequent tests continued to reveal little about his condition, he was developing symptoms that would raise the suspicion of any neurologist. “Once, my mother called me at work to say my father had been in the shower for two hours. When he walked out, he said he had spent the usual 10 minutes in there,” Tushar remembers.

He researched online for memory loss and decided to admit him to a hospital. Within the next week, Ahire’s left leg and arm were paralyzed. His tonsils had swollen, leaving him unable to swallow or speak. “He spoke slowly in a measured way, as if he was taking time to churn out his thoughts,” says Tushar.

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The bigger challenge for family and doctors battling CJD is that in about 85 percent cases, it occurs as a sporadic disease with no recognizable pattern of transmission. Diagnosis is equally baffling.

Ahire’s diagnosis involved an MRI scan to note characteristic patterns of brain degeneration, a CSF test (Cerebro Spinal Fluid) that measures chemicals in the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal chord and an EEG (Electroencephalogram) to record the brain’s electrical pattern. “Generally, an MRI reflects classic signs that point to CJD, but sometimes, it doesn’t,” says Dr Om Srivastava, director of infectious diseases at Jaslok. Hopeful families insist on running multiple tests even after a diagnosis has been made, which Srivastava calls nothing but an academic exercise. Only a brain biopsy – removal of a piece of tissue from the patient’s brain for examination by a neuropathologist – can confirm the condition. But it’s often discouraged because it’s a complicated and dangerous procedure, and costs a fortune.

It’s often then that doctors use the rule of elimination. They weed out all other possible conditions or types of dementia before arriving at a CJD diagnosis.

The symptoms, often occurring in combination, are a patient’s best signal. While the initial neurological and psychological symptoms include difficulty walking, talking, despair, dizziness, vision problems, anxiety and trouble sleeping, they gradually advance into loss of bladder-bowel control, voluntary movement and memory.

Tushar agrees Ahire had trouble sleeping, and would often complain of being left alone when lights were switched off at bedtime. Unable to speak, chew or swallow, he is now fed every morning with vegetable and lentil puree, protein powder and medicines crushed in water through an abdominal tube.

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Researchers across the world are trying to identify factors that affect prion activity and conditions that make a patient susceptible to the disease. But in the absence of any real cure, doctors say they are reduced to attending to symptoms. “If a patient suffers from anxiety, we prescribe anti-anxiety pills. If he has problem walking, we provide gait therapy,” says Aggarwal.

Another essential part of supportive care is to ensure that hydration and nourishment is accurate so that secondary infections from broken skin or otherwise don’t arise.

“When you’re lying in bed, you are predisposed to clots and aspiration in the lungs (which can cause pneumonia) due to secretion deposits,” says Srivastava. Blood thinners are prescribed, and physiotherapy through air mattresses to provide minute vibration and pressure to the lungs is what’s offered.

Families often shoulder the additional burden of misinformation and misdiagnosis.

Hospitals, including a suburban one that Ahire was initially admitted to, don’t have isolation rooms.

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Considering CJD as a severely contagious disease, they shun patients. It was only when he was moved to an ACU (Ambulatory Care Unit) at Jaslok that his family learned that the condition cannot be transmitted through casual contact. It isn’t airborne either, which means isolation isn’t mandatory. It’s only exposure to spinal cord fluid and brain tissue of an infected individual that can lead to an infection.

“What families need is confidence and accurate information,” says Aggarwal, referring to precautions prescribed by WHO for hospitals to take. “The worst a medical expert or establishment can do is isolate a patient from his family when he needs them the most,” she adds.

It’s in a bid to trash myths surrounding the condition that doctors often double up as counsellors. “Although incurable, doctors cannot withdraw support. It’s hard for us to shift focus from treating to providing support but sharing accurate information with the family is crucial, including what they can expect at every stage,” says Dr Sirish Hastak, director of neurology at Wockhardt Hospital.

Tushar knows he is well equipped to deal with what’s to come. He has arranged for everything his father may need to get through the day – a catheter to relieve himself, a PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy) tube for feeding and a full-time attendant who ensures his nutrient-intake is sufficient, and he remains free from infection.

He also seems to have taken care of hope. Despite what doctors say, Tushar spends hours online, reading up on the latest clinical trials conducted around the world.

CJD is a variant of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or Mad Cow Disease. The infection is passed between cows through recycling bovine carcasses for meat and bone meal protein, which is fed to other cattle. Eating meat from cattle (excluding dairy products) with BSE was thought to be the cause of CJD. Doctors assert that since products from downer cattle were stopped from entering the food chain years ago and safeguards against Mad Cow have been announced, the infection cannot spread from animal to humans. Acquired CJD accounts for less than 1 per cent cases, and cattle to human transmission, say experts, is less than 200 cases across the world. Most cases are sporadic (85%), and the rest are familial or genetic (5-10%).

Prions are associated with an entire family of neurological disorders that are killing people, wildlife and livestock around the world. These deadly diseases are known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, scrapie, chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease. The disease has killed many species of mammals including dolphins. Victims permanently contaminate the world around them with their bodily fluids. Once contaminated with prions, items cannot be sterilized.

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What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Infectious

As you probably know, Alzheimer’s disease is no laughing matter. It’s deadly, incurable and spreading like wildfire. As we discuss in this article, there are several contributing factors to the epidemic. One cause of Alzheimer’s disease is spreading through our daily environment, including our food and water.

Approximately 50 million people around the world have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia today. The number of victims is skyrocketing. The threat is so severe that health officials expect the numbers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease to triple by 2050, if not sooner. That doesn’t count the thousands of people who are dying from the disease every day. That number also is escalating.

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Unfortunately, a ravenous form of neurodegenerative disease is rising among people of all ages around the world. The scientific name for this family of neurodegenerative disorders is Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). 

TSEs include Alzheimer’s, mad cow, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, chronic wasting, Huntington’s, scrapie and possibly Parkinson’s. The operative word here is “transmissible.” There is no species barrier.

Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease. He claims that all TSEs are caused by prions.

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Many factors are contributing to the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic. Prions are now the X factor. Industry and government are not accounting for them or regulating them. They are ignoring the threat completely, which violates the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 in the United States. Other nations also are ignoring laws developed to protect food, air and water.

“There is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine.

TSEs also mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease in deer. TSE has been found in mink, moose, mice, sheep, cats, elephants, dolphins and many other mammals. Sea mammals are extremely vulnerable, but they aren’t being tested. Sick mammals on land and at sea are a canary in a coal mine. Their sickness confirms an alarming epidemiological trend among humans. An environmental contagion is responsible for the spike among many mammals. There is no species barrier.

This family of disease is caused by a deadly protein called a prion (PREE-on). Prion disease is unstoppable and the pathogen spreads through bodily fluids and cell tissue, including blood, urine, feces, saliva and milk.

The genesis of deadly prions are multiple. They can arise spontaneously within the body as a result of injury or brain trauma. They may be triggered by genetics in some cases. They can be introduced to the body through food, water and other contaminated items.

Unfortunately, the disease pathology is compounded by the victims themselves. Victims produce deadly prions and discharge them into their homes and surrounding environment, including hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices and many other places infinitely. Wastewater treatment plants have been collecting, incubating and redistributing deadly prions and disease for years. They are becoming deadlier every day.

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Prions defy all attempts at sterilization and inactivation. Hospitals have admitted exposing patients to deadly prions through infected surgical devices. So far, dental providers have not discussed the issue in public.

Given these deadly dynamics, caregivers and family members can contract prion disease from a person with dementia. Unfortunately they are not being warned accordingly, which is contributing to the global epidemic. It doesn’t require direct contact with the person, but few caregivers are immune from personal contact. We all must take the appropriate precautions because people and animals with prion disease represent an environmental nightmare. Public and private protocols demand reform and we need your voice to demand change to help stop the Alzheimer’s epidemic.

As stated earlier, victims of prion disease spread the pathogen through their bodily fluids and cell tissue. Prions mutate, migrate and multiply with unparalleled efficiency. These killer proteins are unstoppable.

Although there are many causes of Alzheimer’s and other prion diseases, the epidemic is being mismanaged on many levels around the globe. As such, we are recycling the pathogen that causes Alzheimer’s right back into our food and water. We’re dumping these killer proteins on parks, golf courses, ski areas and school grounds.

 

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For example, the practice of dumping the sewage from billions of people back into our environment adding fuel to the Alzheimer’s epidemic. Applying biosolids to cropland, or any watershed, demands reconsideration. The use of reclaimed wastewater for drinking water is reckless. Since prions are in the bodily fluids of its victims, sewage management is a top concern. Sewage plants can’t detect or stop prions. Just ask the US EPA. Therefore, putting biosolids on parks, crops and golf courses is a very bad idea. Meanwhile, recycling wastewater is an even worse idea. It’s safe to say that every sewage system in the world has been used by a person, if not millions, of people with Alzheimer’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Sewage systems are prion incubators that should be isolated to protect our watersheds, crops livestock and water supplies.

Prion Epidemic Not Limited To The Elderly. We all are vulnerable due to widespread denial and mismanagement. The average age of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s alone is dropping for this reason. Caregivers, family members and others near Alzheimer’s patients are at risk of transmission of the disease. Ask your local coroner if he/she will touch the body of a person who died of prion disease–especially Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (just Google “coroners and CJD protocol”). Researchers have confirmed the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s. The Nobel Laureate who discovered prions has confirmed that Alzheimer’s is a prion disease.

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Alzheimer’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are indistinguishable. Medical professionals cannot tell the difference and the diagnoses are just a guess.

However, it appears that CJD is caused by a more aggressive mutation of prion than Alzheimer’s. Despite the mass confusion, the protective and sterilization protocols for Alzheimer’s and CJD are not the same and millions of people are being exposed to prion disease as a result.

Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s and several related diseases fit the definition of a global epidemic now. Caregivers and family members must arm themselves with facts that can save their life. Stakeholders must arm themselves with facts that can promote reform because all infected mammals shed infectious prions in their blood, saliva, mucus, urine and feces. Prions also have been found in milk. In essence, the entire body of a victim is contaminated and must be managed accordingly.

To date, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of deadly prion disease. Although there are multiple causes, reckless policies around the world are contributing to an unstoppable environmental pathogen that is spreading further every day. Our eBook discusses several more causes of the disease and sources of the pathogen.

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Prions are associated with an entire family of neurological disorders that are killing people, wildlife and livestock around the world. These deadly diseases are known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, scrapie, chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease. The disease has killed many species of mammals including dolphins. Victims permanently contaminate the world around them with their bodily fluids. Once contaminated with prions, items cannot be sterilized.

Please join us and advocate for the truth and reform to help contain the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic.

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Chronic Wasting Disease Spreads To Ohio

Brain Disease Spreading Through Sewage Sludge

The first case of chronic wasting disease in Ohio was confirmed Thursday from a single buck on a deer farm in Holmes County.

Erica Hawkins, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, said the deer was found at World Class Whitetails in Millersburg. The deer farm has been under quarantine since April 24 because it acquired deer from an operation in Pennsylvania that tested positive for CWD this year.

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The farm was one of 43 captive-deer operations since April to be placed under quarantine for receiving about 125 deer from places in Pennsylvania that had the disease. More than 20 of the quarantines have since been lifted because the Ohio deer farm owners killed the deer in question and chronic wasting disease was not found. There is no way to test a live deer for the disease.

Farms under quarantine are not allowed to sell live animals or purchase any new ones — although deer can still breed, Hawkins said. The quarantine also does not prohibit the farms from allowing controlled hunts for the deer. All deer who die, whether from hunting or natural causes, are tested for the disease. Hawkins said since the quarantines have been in place, 770 deer have been tested from the captive operations and this case was the first one to test positive for the disease.

The state banned all deer imports from Pennsylvania, but that was largely lifted earlier this year. Now the state only bans importing deer from a five-county area in Pennsylvania where chronic wasting disease has been found.

Chronic wasting disease is among a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which includes mad cow disease. The diseases are caused by “misfolded” rogue proteins called prions. Prions cause normal protein molecules to mimic their twisted, misshapen form, creating spongelike holes in the brain, a process that can take years. The diseases are always fatal. The human strains of prion diseases cause severe dementia and brain deterioration ending in death. When deer develop symptoms from CWD, they become disoriented and emaciated, literally wasting away.

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Scientists suspect the primary way the disease is spread is nose-to-nose contact (actually, the largest prion pathway in the world is sewage sludge, also known as biosolids). The prions, which can be passed on in bodily fluids (from humans and other mammals), are so hardy that they also can bind to soil and remain infectious for years, researchers say. It’s believed that deer can contract the disease by feeding in contaminated areas and possibly by inhaling prions in dust. No human has ever been known to have been infected by the disease.

The disease has now been found in deer farms in 14 states, according to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance. Critics of deer farms have said they are a perfect breeding ground for disease. Officials from the farm where the disease was found and theWhitetail Deer Farmers of Ohio could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

It has also been found in wildlife in 18 states, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, but Hawkins said she is “absolutely” confident the state has contained the disease.

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House Bill 389 in 2012 transferred much of the regulatory power over deer farms from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Agriculture. Hawkins said the law’s new licensing and record-keeping requirements allowed the state to contain a possible outbreak of the disease much quicker.

Scott Zody, chief of the state division of wildlife, said there is no reason to believe the chronic wasting disease has transferred to the state’s wild deer population.

“With hunting season in progress, there are no CWD concerns that should prevent anyone from enjoying wild deer hunting in Ohio or from consuming meat from healthy animals,” Zody said in a statement.

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Sewage Sludge, Reclaimed Wastewater Spreading Alzheimer’s Disease

Biosolids, Reclaimed Wastewater Spreading Deadly Disease

A new study confirms that people and animals dying of prion disease are contaminating the environment around them with a deadly and unstoppable protein found in their bodily fluids, including their urine and feces. Wastewater treatment plants can’t neutralize the deadly form of protein known as a prion.

Claudio Soto, PhD, professor of neurology and director of the George and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Brain Related Illnesses at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and his colleagues recently found deadly and infectious prions in urine. The study has been published in the August 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Unfortunately, other researchers have found prions in all bodily fluids of victims, which is extremely bad news for caregivers, family members and others in the community who are caught in the crossfire.

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The good news is that the research offers hope for earlier diagnosis among the millions of people impacted around the world. The discovery can promote earlier intervention and better disease management. It also can help develop screens to protect our blood supplies from donors with prion disease.

The bad news is that prions in urine and feces underscore the environmental nightmare associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD), Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and prion diseases among livestock and wildlife. Although there are many causes for prion disease, many people and animals are contracting it from environmental exposure (food, water and soil) and then contaminating the environment even more with their own bodily fluids. Once victims die, carcasses also contaminate soil and water.

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“This is the first time that prions have been detected in human urine,” Dr. Soto told Neurology Today.

Soto failed to reference urine and blood studies performed earlier by Ruth Gabizon in 2001 and Reichl in 2002. These studies also detected prions in bodily fluids. Despite that detail, Soto’s findings can help focus global attention on the exploding prion problem.

Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for identifying, naming and studying deadly prions. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research.

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In June 2012, Prusiner confirmed that Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and even ALS are prion diseases similar, if not identical, to CJD in people, mad cow disease in livestock and chronic wasting disease in wildlife. The variations in disease progression could be due to genetics in the patients or mutations in the prion, not different diseases entirely.

Additional research has determined that the prion pathogen spreads through feces, saliva, blood, milk, soil, water and the tissue of infected animals and humans. If a single person with prion disease discharges bodily fluids or feces into a public sewer system, that sewage system is permanently infected and the amount of contamination will multiply and intensify daily. Everything discharged from that sewage system—reclaimed water and biosolids—can spread the contamination even further.

Once a prion reaches the soil, that soil is permanently contaminated and the entire watershed below that point is at risk forever. If your food and water is generated in that watershed, you have a higher risk of contracting prion disease.

“There has been a resurgence of this sort of thinking, because there is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine. 

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With the help of weather, prions can migrate through wind and water. Rain and snow can rinse them into surface water, groundwater, streams, ponds, lakes, and oceans. Wildlife, livestock and humans can ingest prions from soil, water and food. We can’t afford to take the risk of further contaminating entire watersheds – increasing the pathway to humans, livestock, and wildlife downstream.

Because of these factors and others, we have an epidemic of prion disease around the world right now. The epidemic is worse in some regions of the world than others. For example, the death rate for Alzheimer’s disease is higher in Finland than any other country in the world. Iceland and the United States are runners up. In fact, the death rate for Alzheimer’s is higher in Washington state than any other known region in the world. Norway has the highest death rate from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). These vast discrepancies can only be explained by environmental factors, including food, water and air pathways. Sewage disposal that contaminates local food and water supplies is likely part of the problem.

The scientific name for prion disease is Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, mad cow, CJD, chronic wasting, Huntington’s, scrapie and possibly Parkinson’s. This transmissible family of disease is unstoppable for many reasons. In addition, once items are exposed to victims of prion disease, they can never be sterilized again.

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Researchers Study Prion’s Role In Alzheimer’s Disease

Prions Behind Most Neurodegenerative Disorders

Proteins that act like prions – copies of a normal protein that have been corrupted in ways that cause diseases – might be responsible for disorders that attack the brain and spinal column, according to a new research. Earlier it was thought that only one particular protein could be corrupted in this fashion, but the new research is suggesting that another protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease and many other neurodegenerative conditions also behaves very much like a prion.

According to the research, protein, known as tau, could be corrupted in different ways, and that these different forms of corruption-known as strains-are linked to distinct forms of damage to the brain.

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“If we think of these different tau strains as different pathogens, then we can begin to describe many human disorders linked to tau based on the strains that underlie them,” said senior author Diamond, the David Clayson Professor of Neurology, in the press release. “This may mean that certain antibodies or drugs, for example, will work better against certain disorders than others.”

Prions are made of normal proteins that have folded into an abnormal shape but aren’t alive. However their effects can be similar to infectious microbes such as bacteria or viruses. Prions are unstoppable and prion disease is fatal.

“When we infected a cell with one of these misshapen copies of tau and allowed the cell to reproduce, the daughter cells contained copies of tau misfolded in the same fashion as the parent cell,” Diamond added in the press release. “Further, if we extracted the tau from an affected cell, we could reintroduce it to a naïve cell, where it would recreate the same aggregate shape. This proves that each of these differently shaped copies of the tau protein can form stable prion strains, like a virus or a bacteria, that can be passed on indefinitely.”

Researchers said they are now working to find a way to isolate tau prions non-invasively from individuals for diagnostic purposes. The findings of the study will be published in Neuron.

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Prions are associated with an entire family of neurological disorders that are killing people, wildlife and livestock around the world. These deadly diseases are known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, scrapie, chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease. The disease has killed many species of mammals including dolphins. Victims permanently contaminate the world around them with their bodily fluids. Once contaminated with prions, items cannot be sterilized.

Source: http://www.counselheal.com/articles/9826/20140525/alzheimers-disease-associated-prion-proteins-research-finds.htm

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Wastewater Reclamation A Public Health Disaster

Editor’s Note: There was a time when I thought that recycling wastewater was a good idea. Unfortunately, I have learned how this practice is recycling deadly and unstoppable neurodegenerative diseases in people, wildlife and livestock. The practice permanently contaminates soil and water supplies–and entire watersheds. These risks and more are discussed in my new eBook, “Alzheimer’s: A Survivor’s Guide.” Please join me and advocate for the truth and meaningful reforms.

Wastewater Reuse Recycles Neurological Disease

Pastor Bob McCartney of First Baptist Church tries to love his neighbor as himself. He’s just not thrilled that Wichita Falls will soon have him drinking water that once swirled down his neighbor’s toilet. The Texas city of more than 104,000, suffering the worst drought on record, is about to become the first place in the U.S. to treat sewage and pump it directly back to residents.

Prions and Prusiner win Nobel Prize

People who live in Wichita Falls, northwest of Dallas on the Oklahoma border, say they’ll buy more bottled water and try not to think about what’s flowing through their pipes when they bathe, brush their teeth and make soup.

“The idea is a bit grotesque,” said McCartney, 48, who has led prayer vigils for rain. “I’m not crazy about it.”

Other U.S. localities are considering similar approaches as water becomes scarcer — the result of drought, growing populations and greater consumption. The crisis is worldwide. In California, food prices are being driven higher and from Brazil to southeast Asia a historic lack of rainfall is hobbling power and crop production. Wichita Falls, a sun-baked ranch town that hosts the Hotter’N Hell Hundred endurance bike ride each August, is awaiting final state approval to begin recycling 5 million gallons a day starting next month, said Teresa Rose, deputy public works director. That’s about a third of its usage.

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Rose says the water will be safe and that all traces of sewage will be removed.
Residents say they’re not convinced.

“When my son gets water out of the kitchen sink, I am going to chase him down and stop him from drinking it,” said Chira Traore, 32, as she sipped a bottle of Ozarka on a recent walk through Lucy Park, home of the falls on the Wichita River that lend the city its name.

Wichita Falls has been trying to sell the plan using videos and public meetings.
“You have people who say, ‘Ewww, I am drinking someone else’s toilet water,’” Rose said. “But when you think about it, everyone downstream is already drinking someone else’s toilet water.”

Some localities purify wastewater and send it into lakes and reservoirs. Those supplies may eventually be treated and used for drinking.

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Wichita Falls is going further by planning to be the first U.S. locality to send the cleaned sewer water directly back to its treatment plant, said Zachary Dorsey, a spokesman for the WateReuse Association, an Alexandria, Virginia-based group whose members include utilities, government officials and researchers. Cities in Texas, California, Florida and North Carolina are also considering direct reuse, he said.

Raleigh, North Carolina, which reuses water indirectly, plans to push legislation this year to allow the direct method, said Tim Woody, its wastewater superintendent. Direct reuse “is still taboo,” said Woody. “It is a responsible way to address our water needs.”
Sewage increasingly will become a resource, said Calvin Finch, director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center in San Antonio.

“It’s not something that’s pleasant to think about,” Finch said. “You have to educate people to the idea.”

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Prions are associated with an entire family of neurological disorders that are killing people, wildlife and livestock around the world. These deadly diseases are known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, scrapie, chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease. The disease has killed many species of mammals including dolphins. Victims permanently contaminate the world around them with their bodily fluids. Once contaminated with prions, items cannot be sterilized.

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Prion Disease Found In Dolphins

Sea Mammals Vulnerable To Prion Disease

There is a deadly prion epidemic expanding around the globe. The epidemic consists of a family of fatal neurodegenerative diseases that are unstoppable among humans and a variety of other mammals, including sea mammals. We know them as mad cow disease, chronic wasting disease, scrapie, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and Alzheimer’s disease. The diseases are virtually identical in pathology and progression. There are no cures. They are fatal. They all are transmissible. The nightmare is spreading further every day.

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Alzheimer’s disease is already killing 44 million people around the world today. The numbers are expected to triple by the middle of the century. Canada has declared that chronic wasting disease is unstoppable among deer and elk populations. We have no idea how prevalent the problem is among livestock because of token testing.

Prion disease has also been found in dolphins, which means that all mammals are likely vulnerable to the disease.

Prion disease is prion disease–also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). It’s unstoppable. The common denominator among impacted species is a deadly protein called a prion (pree-ON). The bad news is that the disease is in the oceans and the pathogen will migrate, mutate and multiply in that environment just as it does on land. It’s likely responsible for many of the dolphins and whales around the world that are beaching themselves in an attempt to speak to human civilization about the toxins that we are dumping into the oceans. In fact, sewage dumped into the ocean is contributing to the prion problem in the oceans (I will elaborate in another post).

Prions and Prusiner win Nobel Prize

Prion protein (PrP) has attracted lots of scientific research. It’s even earned a Nobel Prize for Dr. Stanley Prusiner at the University of California San Francisco. President Obama presented Prusiner with the National Medal of Science in 2010 to underscore the importance of this pioneering work with prions.

Dolphins, of course, are ocean mammals. Marino (2004) and Herman et al. (2002) showed that the bottlenose dolphins possess an Encephalization Quotient (EQ) ranging from 4 to 5, which is tantalizingly close to human levels and higher than any other animals (in other words, they are susceptible to prion disease). It is interesting that the bottle-nosed dolphin has special capacity of short-term and long-term memory for visual, auditory and multimodal information and abstract concepts. The dolphins are capable of understanding semantics and syntax, and even can understand symbolic references to objects that are absent. All of these evidences may suggest that the dolphin brain is still very much like a mystery and well worth carrying out deep exploration (Herman et al., 2001).

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The recent discovery of prion disease (PD) case in a free-ranging bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) prompted us to carry out an extensive search for the disease-associated isoform (PrPSc) of the cellular prion protein (PrPC) in the brain and in a range of lymphoid tissues from 23 striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), 5 bottlenose dolphins and 2 Risso s dolphins (Grampus griseus) found stranded between 2007 and 2012 along the Italian coastline.

Three striped dolphins and one bottlenose dolphin showed microscopic lesions of encephalitis, with no evidence of spongiform brain lesions being detected in any of the 30 free-ranging cetaceans investigated herein. Nevertheless, we could still observe a prominent PrPC immunoreactivity in the brain as well as in lymphoid tissues from these dolphins. Although immunohistochemical and Western blot investigations yielded negative results for PrPSc deposition in all tissues from the dolphins under study, the reported occurrence of a spontaneous PD case in a wild dolphin is an intriguing issue and a matter of concern for both prion biology and intra/inter-species transmissibility, as well as for cetacean conservation medicine.

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Once Japanese officials understand the importance of this discovery, they might lose their taste for killing dolphins. The country is very sensitive to the threats of mad cow disease and dolphins are getting the same disease from contaminants in the oceans. Mad whales also are a real possibility. We all need to demand testing of beached whales and dolphins and demand an end to the killing of these magnificent creatures in the sea.

Prions are associated with an entire family of neurological disorders that are killing people, wildlife and livestock around the world. These deadly diseases are known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, scrapie, chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease. Victims permanently contaminate the world around them with their bodily fluids. Once contaminated with prions, items cannot be sterilized.

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Source: http://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=ajava.2006.86.88&org=10

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23034277

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Alzheimer’s Epidemic Spreading In All Countries

Caregivers At Risk Of Infection From Alzheimer’s Disease Patients 

Approximately 40 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s disease and several related diseases fit the definition of a global epidemic.

My new book explains why Alzheimer’s disease is contagious in many, if not all, cases. It explores why some regions of the world have death rates that are off the charts. It breaks down the causes and offers advice to protect you and your family.

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Alzheimer’s deaths in the U.S. alone increased 68 percent between 2000 and 2010. During that same time, deaths from other major diseases, including heart disease and cancer, decreased significantly. Most developed countries are making progress on all health fronts, except for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

This book explores Alzheimer’s disease as part of a protein epidemic. It makes several critical points and asks some challenging questions about a form of killer protein known as a “prion” (pronounced PREE-on).

Deadly prions are contagious and unstoppable. They are definitely behind some forms of neurodegenerative disorders in mammals, including humans. A Nobel-Prize-winning scientist claims that Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases all are prion diseases. In addition, prions are behind a deadly epidemic among deer, elk and moose in North America and South Korea called Chronic Wasting disease (CWD).

CWD, like Alzheimer’s, is a neurodegenerative disorder that consumes the brain. Thousands of animals have died and are still dying of the disease, while spreading the deadly infection before and after death.

In my opinion, since we have a global prion epidemic among people and regional ones among wildlife, it stands to reason that livestock also are impacted. Unfortunately, we don’t comprehensively test our food supply for prions, so we don’t know to what extent prion disease is, or isn’t, in global herds that supply meat, dairy, and other products. As we discuss later, these deadly proteins have likely made it into our water supplies, too. In some cases, we are even releasing them into the air.

Prions are associated with an entire family of neurological disorders that are killing people, wildlife and livestock around the world. These deadly diseases are known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, scrapie, chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease. The disease has killed many species of mammals including dolphins. Victims permanently contaminate the world around them with their bodily fluids. Once contaminated with prions, items cannot be sterilized.

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